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Liverpool Representatives Fly to Monaco to Discuss Thomas Lemar Deal

The French side reportedly want £92 million. Liverpool, presumably, want to spend less than that.

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Liverpool are in hot and heavy for Thomas Lemar, and are reportedly flying to Monaco to secure the move.

This would seem to be at odds with the apparent gulf in valuation for the player. Liverpool are willing to bid around £75 million, plus or minus a Divock Origi loan, in order to secure the player. Monaco, on the other hand, are holding out for around £92 million. And they’re not interested in Origi. Sorry, Divock.

If true, it would seem to indicate that FSG think a workable solution can be found, whether it is down to payment structure, or just finding a few million quid between the couch cushions, possibly through the sale of Origi to another club when until now the goal had been to send him out on loan.

Additionally, it could mean a compromise is near and moot the apparent willingness of Arsenal to now sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to the Reds.

Either way, a decision by the club between Lemar and Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected today, and this story could develop quickly depending on how the talks go.

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